Displays of feeling, like love, are not allowed in the world of "Equals," which makes life tough for the characters played by Stewart and Nicholas Hoult.
The two-minute trailer is set in a futuristic world of pure white austerity. Any emotions are supposed to be reported, but someone apparently committed suicide ("our first jumper in a while"), which certainly hints to strong feelings on their part. Hoult and Stewart begin to gaze longingly at each other and almost touch hands, leading to more (and more dangerous) physical contact.
Yes, you can find versions of this story in past films like "THX 1138," "The Island," "Equilibrium," "The Giver," and maybe even "Gattaca," but this one has its own take, and its own attractive young leads.
Back in January 2014, Stewart described this movie as "a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion," adding, "In 'Equals,' things go wrong because you can't deny the humanity in everyone... It's the most devastating story."
"Equals," directed by Drake Doremus, opens in theaters July 15, but you can watch it now on DirecTV Cinema.
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Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas work together in a futuristic society known as the Collective. A seemingly utopian world, the Collective has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas develop a growing attraction that leads to a forbidden and passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple must choose between going back to the safety of their lives or risking it all to try and pull off a daring escape. Read More